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Staff Accountant 16403111

Washington DC, Washington DC
Title: Staff Accountant 
Environment: Hybrid, 2 - 3 days per week in office (DMV) 
Compensation: 70K to 80K Annually (Base Salary)

The Staff Accountant is 
responsible for performing month-end close activities, maintaining the fixed asset records, company accruals, cash reporting and reconciling general ledger accounts. Will head up A/R function.  Assist with financial reporting, and the annual financial audit and retirement plan audit. 

Job Functions & Duties 
  • Assists in the monthly and annual accounting close process ensuring timely delivery of accurate results.  
  • Ensures validity of Accruals, and Deferrals, and performs necessary adjusting entries 
  • Ensures all balance sheet accounts are reconciled at month-end and year-end; Investigates discrepancies and determines appropriate course of action for review and resolution 
  • Oversees the Accounts Receivable function (including contribution receivable); prepares invoices periodically, reconciles receivable accounts and follows up with customers regarding unpaid bills 
  • Seek opportunities to automate and integrate different systems to save time and improve efficiency 
  • Prepares and initiates bank deposits for incoming checks twice per week  
  • Assists Accounting Manager with preparation of scholarship fund statements 
  • Prepares annual audit schedules and provides backup documentation as requested by auditors 
  • Prepares variance analysis of revenue and expense accounts 
  • Assists Senior Accountant with monthly reports for the Director of Finance, the CFO and the Finance & Investment Committee 
  • Play a role in developing strategic and tactical goals that advance the work of the Finance Department in serving the entire organization  
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting  
  • Minimum 2 years professional accounting experience 
  • Experience with and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles  
  • Well-developed MS Excel skills and experience with bookkeeping software, especially ERP systems 
  • Attention to detail and strong reconciliation skills a must  
  • Solid demonstration of analytical and problem resolution capabilities 
  • Provides extraordinary customer service to both internal and external customers 
  • Commitment to outcomes, deadlines, and technical excellence 
  • Outstanding work ethic, integrity and commitment to organizational success 
  • Ability to handle sensitive data/information in a confidential manner 
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills 

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